Title : Music for "All for One", the first
Co-op only Episode for Doom
Filename : a41_mus.wad
Compiler : Chris Hill
Posting from : firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail Address : email@example.com
Misc. Author Info : Lost about two weeks from his a41 project
fiddling with music, and feels required to
release the results in some form.
Description : This is a set of replacement background
music for all of E1 and three missions of E2
of Doom. It was originally intended to be
be included in a41_coop.wad, but that's already
mighty big and I've come to reconsider the dubious
value of new music.
Still, I did work to find the best sounding .MID
files to include, and rather than just write off
that time I've provided them in this companion
file. I recommend you add a41_mus.wad along with
a41_coop.wad until the novelty wears off, then
delete it. If any of the files strike you as
particularly noteworthy, clip them out and re-
assemble them with DEUtex (it's what I did).
Rationale : When combing the hideously disorganised MIDI
sites or plowing through the previously compiled
music-only .wads (these two activities yielded
basically the same results) I had several criteria
in mind for selecting music to cut and save.
1) Decent overall volume. For some reason, many
MIDI files seem to play at real low levels, or
to have a few voices buried in the overall mix.
I tried to find ones that played loud if possible.
2) Bass. The low end seems to suffer in most MIDI
compositions. I tried to avoid those.
3) Accuracy. Large variations from the song's real
arrangement caused me to delete many files.
4) Vocal line. MIDI sequencers defend their
exclusion of a vocal track from their work by
citing a reluctance to create MUZAK (TM). Well,
they miss two points - that MUZAK (TM) corrupts
its source material in many other ways besides
rendering the vocal as a string part, including
sweetening the general arrangemant and slowing
the tempo to a relaxing pace, and that much
pop music is dreadfully dull, boring, and rep-
etitive without the vocal. Only files that were
exceptional in several other ways survived the
culling if they lacked a vocal track.
Additional Credits to : All the people who originally sequenced the
MIDI files I converted and compiled. *.MID
files rarely come with documentation, so I
fear I can't be much more specific. Also those
who included some of these files in their WADs.
* Play Information *
Episode and Level # : E1M1-9, E2M1-3
Single Player : No
Cooperative 2-4 Player : No; play a41_coop for four player games.
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No
Difficulty Settings : Not applicable
New Sounds : No
New Graphics : No
New Music : Yes
Demos Replaced : None
Song List : E1M1 = Coming Clean by GREEN DAY
E1M2 = About a Girl by NIRVANA
E1M3 = Lithium by NIRVANA
E1M4 = Verse Chorus Verse by NIRVANA
E1M5 = Smells like Teen Spirit by NIRVANA
E1M6 = Iron Man by BLACK SABBATH
E1M7 = Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
E1M8 = When the Levee Breaks by LED ZEPPELIN
E1M9 = Mother by DANZIG
E2M1 = Come Out and Play by OFFSPRING
E2M2 = One by METALLICA
E2M3 = Another One Bites the Dust by QUEEN
* Construction *
Base : Drawn from numerous MIDI files and Music PWADs.
Editor(s) used : Midi2mus, musplay 1.5, DEUtex
Known Bugs : I understand that some versions of doom are touchy
about music (from the documentation to the various
TIC offerings). This was tested with 1.666.
* Copyright / Permissions *
You may do whatever you want with this file, except profit from its use,
aside from normal, nominal connect time charges.
* Where to get this WAD *
FTP sites: ftp.cdrom.com & mirrors
Other: AOL and (soon) Compuserve